Archive: Aug 2007 (page 6)

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    Why do all the poor kids have HBO?

    That plaintive question was put to me by my second-grade son some years ago (he’s 22 now). He was attending an inner-city school in Durham and found that he was the only kid who didn’t have HBO at home. With three kids and a newspaper job, premium channels were not…
    Locker Room contributor, August 30, 2007
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    Duke student asks professors to reassess their role

    Duke senior Jordan Everson, while melodramatic in style, makes an important point in this column as the new school year begins: Will a Duke graduate finish his/her undergraduate study with a body of knowledge about the world, or will he/she be taught narrowly focused pieces of information that are…
    donnamartinez, August 30, 2007
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    Ed Peacock: On the Issues

    Continuing with our survey of at-large Republican city council candidates: 1. What is the greatest challenge facing Charlotte today? Peacock: For this election, the greatest challenge is facing Charlotte today is schools and transportation. 2. Which is your higher priority — Making Charlotte a great place to live or making…
    Jeff Taylor, August 30, 2007
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    Sen Rand (D-Cumberland), Is it one North Carolina?

    Legislators have one heck of a time trying to be logical about incentives.  Nothing illustrates this better than the current debate about the $40 million being offered to Goodyear in Fayetteville, not to add jobs but to simply stick around in NC.  The bill is facing a potential veto…
    Locker Room contributor, August 30, 2007
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    Ann-In-Wonderland

    Something is deeply, deeply wrong with journalism in America. Anyone who reads this KC Johnson post on the first anniversary of the New York Times manufacturing a rape case against Duke lacrosse players has to shudder. The most powerful newspaper in the world printed a 5600-word fantasy pawned off…
    Jeff Taylor, August 29, 2007
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    In One NC Courtroom Today?..

    Well, a big fight broke out in one county courtroom today; it’s no surprise that it was in Madison County.   …
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2007
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    State income down in 2006

    North Carolina has statistically the samemedian household income over the years 2004-2006 as our neighbors, Tennessee and South Carolina. Household income fell a statistically significant 3.7% between the 2004-05 period and the 2005-06 period. Only Oklahoma had a larger decline (4.2%). Keep that in mind when somebody tells…
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2007
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    Re: CJ finances Parton Theater

    The Daily Herald also ran a separate story on the withholding of the financial reports about the theater: Two Roanoke Rapids City Council members say the public has a right to see financial statements submitted by The Randy Parton Theatre because public money is being…
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2007